Astronomy Tag-Along-Tour | 20th – 26th February 2020

Astronomy Tag-Along-Tour | 20th – 26th February 2020

There will be stars all the way on award-winning tour operator, Global Gypsies’, new astronomy tag-along-tour! This tour is a first of its kind for Western Australia and will be the beginning of more stargazing and astronomy tourism offerings to come. February’s...

Star Light, Star Bright | 28th February

Star Light, Star Bright | 28th February

Find out about Astrotourism, what it means for the Shire of West Arthur and discover why Darkan is a great place for stargazing. After an introductory talk, head out to the telescopes for a laser guided tour of the night sky and see the Moon, Venus, Orion Nebula,...

Astrofest | 29th February

Astrofest | 29th February

Leap into Astrofest on 29th February 2020! This amazing event in Perth attracts over 4,000 visitors. It's free and family friendly. Dozens of big telescopes on the oval show off some wonderful views of the Universe. Join in the fun, meet amateur astronomers, talk...

International Space Station | 18th – 21st April

International Space Station | 18th – 21st April

The International Space Station (ISS) is soaring above WA tonight! The ISS is an amazing sight to see in the night sky and you don't need a telescope or binoculars to see it. When and where to look: Saturday, 18th April 7:01pm. This will be a fantastic view of the ISS...

Mars Between the Lagoon & a Trifid | 18th February

Mars Between the Lagoon & a Trifid | 18th February

Mars can be seen easily with the naked-eye. It looks like a red-coloured star when in fact, it is really a planet you're seeing. On the 18th February, what you won't see with the naked eye are the the Lagoon Nebula and the Trifid Nebula. Mars will appear right between...

Jupiter & the Moon | 20th February

Jupiter & the Moon | 20th February

What a delight this view will be for those keen to get up early. Jupiter will appear right next to the Moon above the eastern horizon. If you’ve been watching Jupiter over the last month, you’ll know it appears below Mars in the early morning sky.  There is another...

First Quarter

2 February

Full Moon

9 February
Rises 7:31pm

Last Quarter

16 February

New Moon

23 February